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  • Proposed Approval of Alabama's Air Plan - PSD Replacement Units  - 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were provided by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to EPA in letters dated May 7, 2012 and August »

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  • Nonattainment New Source Review/Ammonia Significant Emission Rate  - 

    Businesses located in the 2006 PM2.5 nonattainment areas of Nogales and West Pinal County may be affected by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) changes to an April 26, 2019 proposed rule that would amend regulations under »

  • New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Program  - 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule that would revise new source review (NSR) standards in order to clarify project emissions accounting requirements for sources proposing to undertake a physical or operational »

  • Arizona SIP/Pinal County SIP  - 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partially approved and partially disapproved revisions to the Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions concern reasonably »

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  • Upcoming Change for Title V ACC and SAM Reports Electronic Submissions to ADEQ  - 

    ADEQ recently announced that starting January 1, 2020, the Title V Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) reports and the Semi-Annual Monitoring (SAM) reports will no longer be accepted by emailing Air Submission at To »

  • Trinity Opens Fayetteville Branch Office  - 

    Trinity is pleased to announce that it has opened a branch office in Fayetteville to better serve clients in Northwest Arkansas. The main Arkansas Trinity office remains in Little Rock. For assistance please contact Amy Moore in Trinity's »

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British Columbia

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  • CARB Cap-and-Trade November 2019 Joint Auction Notice  - 

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a notice for the Joint Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances, scheduled for November 19, 2019. The joint auction is between CARB and Québec's ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre »

  • California Storm Water Industrial General Permit - ERA Reporting Deadline  - 

    The California Industrial General Permit (IGP) has upcoming deadlines for Exceedance Response Action (ERA) Reporting on October 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has recently updated the IGP, »

  • San Diego APCD Proposes Overhaul to Fuel Combustion Rules  - 

    On August 20, 2019, the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) released a public notice proposing a major overhaul of permitting and emission control requirements for boilers, water heaters, steam generators, and process heaters. The »

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  • Latest on Chicago Area Ozone Nonattainment Redesignation from Moderate to Serious  - 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon redesignate eleven ozone nonattainment areas from moderate to serious. Notice of the action was published in the August 23, 2019 edition of the Federal Register. The Chicago-Naperville »

  • Update on PM2.5 NAAQS in Illinois - May 2019  - 

    The USEPA has issued final approval of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request submitted on December 6, 2018 to re-designate the Illinois portion of the St. Louis, MO-IL nonattainment area (St. Louis area) to »

  • Update on PM2.5 NAAQS in Illinois - March 2019  - 

    The USEPA has proposed to approve the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request submitted on December 6, 2018 to re-designate the Illinois portion of the St. Louis, MO-IL nonattainment area (St. Louis area) to attainment »

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  • IDNR Air Quality Contact Meeting  - 

    The IDNR is soliciting agenda items for the next Air Quality Contact Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Agenda items should be submitted to Matthew Johnson by May 2 and include the name of the item, who will lead the »

  • Regional Haze and Prong 4 SIP Revisions  - 

    The IDNR is holding a public comment period on the proposed Regional Haze and Prong 4 (State Implementation Plan) SIP Revisions until April 29th. Revisions include:IDNR requesting EPA fully approve Iowa's regional haze SIP as meeting all applicable »

  • Reporting Reminders (April 2019 Update)  - 

    Minor Source Emission Inventory Questionnaires (MSEIQs) are due May 15, 2019 for emission year 2018 for minor source facilities in the east section of Iowa (Field Offices 1 & 6) and portable plants. MSEIQ forms and instructions are available on the »

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  • KDHE Update - KEIMS  - 

    As of January 1, 2020, air permitting forms will no longer be available on the KDHE Bureau of Air website, and all applications and reports must be submitted via the Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS). Please visit the KEIMS »

  • Increased Fees Proposed for Kansas Air Sources  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is proposing to increase air fees for facilities in Kansas. This topic was recently discussed at the KDHE's Clean Air Act Advisory Group meeting held in Manhattan, Kansas on August 13th. The »

  • A&WMA Midwest Section Environmental Technical Conference, September 30 - October 1, 2019  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 27th Annual Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA's) environmental technical conference which will take place September 30 - October 1 at the Lenexa Conference Center in Lenexa, Kansas. This conference will »

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  • LDEQ Proposes Amendments to MACT Determinations for Non-HON Sources  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ proposed amendments LAC 33:III.5130 and 5132 ( AQ373). The rule will codify leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs for Louisiana Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Determinations for Non-Hazardous Organic »

  • LDEQ Issues Multiple Potpourris for Various Air Regulations  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ issued three potpourris for various air regulations. The first, 1909Pot2, regards substantive changes to Proposed Rule AQ383 Regulatory Permit for Boilers and Process Heaters (LAC 33:III.323). The second, 1901Pot3, »

  • LDEQ Finalizes Water Quality Updates Affecting LPDES Permits  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ finalized amendments to the Water Quality regulations through two separate actions. The finalized rules, WQ101 and WQ103, have no changes from the June 20, 2019 proposed rules. Facilities that hold LPDES permits to »

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  • Ozone Daily Forecasts Begin April 1  - 

    MDEQ issues daily ozone forecasts from April 1 to October 31 for DeSoto County, the Jackson Metro area, and the Gulf Coast. These forecasts keep residents and industries apprised of the current ozone conditions and alert them if an Air Quality »

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  • Comments Open on Missouri 2019 Monitoring Network Plan  - 

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has released the draft 2019 Monitoring Network Plan. This plan describes the ambient air monitoring stations used to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Missouri's »

  • EPA Regional Offices Restructure  - 

    Effective April 15, all USEPA Regional Offices have restructured to match the structure of EPA Headquarters. Previously, each regional office had its own structure. The restructuring is intended to streamline decision-making and make it easier for »

  • MDNR Restructures Hazardous Waste Program  - 

    Effective March 1, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has combined key functions of the Hazardous Waste Program and Solid Waste Management Program. Under the new structure, the new "Waste Management Program" will provide permitting »

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  • NDEE Update - SLEIS  - 

    Beginning in 2020, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE, formerly NDEQ) will require all air emissions inventories to be submitted electronically through the online State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). If you are »

  • A&WMA Midwest Section Environmental Technical Conference, September 30 - October 1  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 27th Annual Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA's) environmental technical conference which will take place September 30 - October 1 at the Lenexa Conference Center in Lenexa, Kansas. This conference will »

  • Tip of the Month - Spill Plan Compliance  - 

    ICPs or stand-alone spill plans - which is better? An integrated contingency plan (ICP) is a single document written for your facility to meet the spill plan requirements of various regulations. Common spill plans include Storm Water Pollution »

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

  • RGGI Re-established in New Jersey  - 

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) finalized its carbon dioxide (CO2) budget trading program, effective June 17, 2019 under N.J.A.C. 7:27C. The rule re-enters New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and »

  • Change to the Annual Emission Statement Deadline in New Jersey  - 

    On August 2, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) clarified that the electronic Annual Emission Statement (AES) for subject facilities will henceforth be due May 15 rather than June 15 each year.Facilities subject to »

  • New York to Lower Ozone Season NOx RACT Limits for SCCTs  - 

    Do you own a pre-1986 simple cycle or regenerative combustion turbine? If so, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is proposing to lower ozone season NOx emission limits for all simple cycle and regenerative »

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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  • DEQ Launches Website for Cleaner Air Oregon Submissions  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has launched their website for Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) program submissions. The website provides a link to specific Group 1 and 2 facilities that are currently in the CAO call-in process. The »

  • Oregon DEQ Proposed General Permits  - 

    The Oregon DEQ has proposed amendments to four general permits. The general permit program allows the DEQ to issue generic permits for specific industrial categories or equipment. Sources that operate the types of equipment covered by one of the »

  • Cleaner Air Oregon Procedures Continue to Evolve  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to update its website with information surrounding the Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) regulations finalized in November 2018. In October 2019, DEQ posted an updated "Draft Recommended Procedures »

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Rhode Island

  • Proposed Revisions to the Rhode Island’s RACT SIP  - 

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) with respect to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and »

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South Carolina

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  • Reclassification on DFW and HGB to Serious Ozone Nonattainment: Permitting and RACT Implications  - 

    On August 23, 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took final action for the redesignation of the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Ozone Nonattainment Area (including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, »

  • Odor Impact Service Offerings Available in Texas  - 

    In an effort to continue providing intelligent environmental and business solutions for Trinity clients in the upcoming year, we are expanding our ambient field study services to better investigate and remediate odor issues throughout Texas. »

  • Representative Gas Samples-State Level Actions  - 

    Operators in oil and gas producing states are seeing some changes when it comes to agencies requesting “representative” or “site specific” gas analyses. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) now routinely requires site-specific gas »

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  • UDAQ Proposes Maintenance Plans for PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas  - 

    On June 5, 2019, the EPA proposed a Clean Data Determination (CDD) for the Salt Lake City 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area (NAA) of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Additionally, they finalized the CDDs for the Logan and »

  • Utah DEQ Updating Its ISIP to Include Use of AERMOD  - 

    In order to develop Infrastructure State Implementation Plans (ISIPs) for ozone standards that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would approve, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is applying the EPA's January 2017 »

  • Regional Haze: Utah Finishes 1st Planning Period SIP and Prepares for 2nd Planning Period  - 

    States are currently working with their Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs), such as the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), to complete the analyses needed as part of the second implementation period for regional haze. The analysis requires »

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Washington, DC

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  • WDNR Debuts New Way to Track Air Permit Progress  - 

    A new progress bar has been added to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Permit Search Tool. The new progress bar, replacing the Permit Milestones table, is displayed at the bottom of the Permits and Permit Applications tab on each »

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  • Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board Meeting Jul 15: SO2 Annual Report  - 

    The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board will meet on July 15, 2019 in Room 126 at the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission in Casper. The Air Quality Division (Division) is requesting review of proposed changes to its rules related to landfills, »

  • State Oil Production at Highest Level in 25 Years  - 

    Wells completed in 2018 contributed nearly a quarter of the state's 88 million barrels of oil produced last year, a yearly total that has not been reached since 1993. Natural gas production in 2018 slightly increased from the previous year to more »

  • Revisions to Wyoming Waste Rules  - 

    The Wyoming Solid and Hazardous Waste Division has revised Chapters 4 (Construction and Demolition Landfill Regulations) and 6 (Transfer, Treatment, and Storage Facility Regulations) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations. The revisions »

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